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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    A7. SYMPOSIUM ON FUTURE SPACE ASTRONOMY AND SOLAR-SYSTEM SCIENCE MISSIONS

    The Symposium invites leaders from the science, space industry, and space-agencies community to share information, insights, and planning for future space missions in exoplanets, astronomy, space physics, fundamental physics, and outer-solar-system planetary science. The Symposium will comprise both invited talks and contributed papers in these five areas of scientific endeavor. For each, the Symposium solicits discussion of phenomena coming within our reach over the next decades; their enabling measurement and system technologies, including significant progress made by industry and research laboratories; mission concepts to implement such investigations, and corporate and space agency strategies to prioritize and invest in bringing them into reality.

    Coordinator

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A7.1. Space Agency Strategies and Plans

    The first session includes invited talks by international space-agency division directors about their long-term views, priorities, and plans to implement developments and missions for the five fields (exoplanets, space astronomy, space physics, fundamental physics, and outer solar system planetary science). The mission scope ranges from flagship-class, large-class, medium-class, and small-class to smallsat platforms. The program scope includes status updates on current programs, near-term investment priorities, and long-range directions, including the relationship to community and guiding research panels.

    Co-Chair

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Pietro Ubertini
    INAFItaly

    Rapporteur

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    A7.2. Science Goals and Drivers for Future Exoplanet, Space Astronomy, Physics, and Outer Solar System Science Missions

    The second session includes invited and contributed talks about scientific motivations, goals, opportunities, and needs in the five fields (exoplanets, space astronomy, space physics, fundamental physics, and outer solar system planetary science). New directions for measurements that are being opened by emergent results and newly understood phenomena will be explored, and science roadmaps to pursue them will be discussed.

    Co-Chair

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    Pietro Ubertini
    INAFItaly

    Rapporteur

    Eric Wille
    ESAThe Netherlands

    A7.3. Technology Needs for Future Missions, Systems, and Instruments

    The third session includes invited and contributed talks about the technology challenges and plans required to enable breakthrough science objectives in: exoplanet detection and characterization; astronomy throughout the electromagnetic spectrum and using gravitational waves; space physics including fractional gravity regimes and heliophysics; fundamental physics including relativity; and outer solar system planetary science including gas giants, ice giants, complex planetary systems, primordial body populations, and ocean worlds. Topical focus includes measurement techniques, data types, performance requirements, instrument designs, mission concepts and systems, and associated technology developments.

    Co-Chair

    Eric Wille
    ESAThe Netherlands

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    A7.IP. Interactive Presentations

    his session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Space Astronomy addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the A Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States